Factors That Affect The Value Of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If a South Carolina employee is injured on the job, the workers’ compensation benefits and medical expenses of the injured employee may be paid by the employer. Workers’ Compensation claims have numerous factors that may affect the value of the claim including the following:
- Average weekly wage
- The body part(s) injured
- Whether more than one body part has been injured or affected by the injury
- The extent of the disability
- Future medical treatment needs
The following are important factors to keep in mind for your South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim:
- The person making the decisions regarding your claim may not be your boss or your company, oftentimes, it is an insurance company.
- If your claim is denied or if you disagree with the benefits you have received, you can request a hearing. You should consider consulting with an attorney if your claim is denied.
- If light duty work within your restrictions is offered by your employer, you may be required to accept it.
- If you had two jobs at the time of your injury, the insurance company may be required to compensate you for the wages from both jobs.
Why Should You Hire Cardinal Law Partners To Assist With Your Claim?
Generally speaking, for anyone who is injured on the job, there may be circumstances that can be confusing and frustrating. If you or a loved one was injured in a work-related accident, contact Cardinal Law Partners to schedule a free consultation.